What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Wipeout in the Zone is a collection of mini-games based on the TV game show Wipeout. Many of the crazy stunts and obstacles from the show are included, such as the infamous "big balls" that players must jump across to avoid falling into a pool below. Because everything is contained in the spirit of a game show, the violent content (e.g., falling down and getting punched or kicked by obstacles) has minimal impact. The voice-over commentary is also sometimes a bit over-the-top.
What's it about?
Wipeout in the Zone is based on the TV game show Wipeout, in which players have to compete in wacky physical stunts that range from jumping across shaking platforms to dodging wildly swinging obstacles. Players need a Kinect motion camera to play this game, as the tasks require all sorts of full-body maneuvers.
Is it any good?
WIPEOUT IN THE ZONE does a good job in recreating what is a very physically taxing game show. For the most part, the stunts involve jumping or moving at in time with the on-screen actions. Some of these are relatively uninspired, but others are much more challenging and interesting. The addition of clips of highlights from the show are nice for Wipeout fans, as well as those who are new to the show.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about other games that require physical activity. What other exergaming titles do you like playing?
Is the commentary from the hosts appropriate?
What makes the stunts in the TV show safe?